Celebrating 15 years of impact

Support our 2024 Tax Appeal 

By supporting AIEF’s Tax Appeal, you can help support young Indigenous people to access high-quality education opportunities and create change that will be felt for generations.  You are providing an  opportunity for students to thrive in an environment where skills are nurtured, education and career aspirations are fulfilled and generations of young Indigenous Australians are uplifted. 

Through your generosity, we can provide additional scholarship places, giving more young Indigenous people the chance to thrive academically and personally.

If you would like to make a donation click here. Or if you have any questions or feedback, please call (02) 8373 8000 or email advancement@aief.com.au with your details and we will be in touch.

Meet Neerim

Neerim is a proud Kirraewhurrong and Gkuthaarn man and among one of AIEF’s first graduates.

He grew up in a small remote town where education options were limited. His parents always wanted Neerim to achieve a quality education – AIEF made that possible.

Neerim received an AIEF Scholarship to attend St Augustine’s College, Cairns for his senior years – an opportunity that changed his life.

To read more about Neerim’s experience click here.

“The AIEF model is linked directly with self-advocacy for Indigenous families. Families have the choice as to whether they want their children to go to boarding school. It doesn’t remove agency – it enhances it.”

– Neerim

Meet Tamara and her family

Meet Tamara, a proud Palawa woman with traditional connections to Tasmania, and across the Torres Strait, and mother of AIEF Alumni, Jacquin and Ella, and current AIEF Scholarship Student Luca. 

Tamara has instilled in her children the value of education and how it’s crucial to opening doors and accessing opportunities to build a successful life.

Tamara’s daughter Ella wants to support women in remote areas to access quality healthcare.  She is now working at Thursday Island Hospital, pursuing her Diploma of Nursing and her dream of becoming a registered nurse and midwife. 

To read more about Tamara and her family click here. 

Meet Oliver 

AIEF Alum Oliver is a proud Wiradjuri man who believes that education opens the door to opportunity.

Oliver watched his older siblings go to boarding school and knew that it was something that he wanted for himself. He saw a world of opportunity and a chance to put his hand up to try something new.

In 2012, Oliver was delighted to receive the chance to attend Knox Grammar School on an AIEF Scholarship. It completely changed his life.

To read more about Oliver’s experience click here.

“I want to make my mob proud, my family proud and give it my all.”

– Oliver

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